This alternative design concept for the West Palm Beach station shows one street closing rather than two, and emphasizes the station with a terminated vista on Evernia Street. Our WPB station deserves to be well-thought out like the recently unveiled Miami station.
As stated from the AAF press release:
“In Miami, the passenger rail system will be elevated 50 feet to align with existing public transportation systems, with retail spaces located beneath the tracks. This bold and innovative design allows thru-streets to remain open to traffic and creates an atmosphere of walkability, while creating a landmark terminal—a symbol of a 21st-century Miami.”
Closing a street may be inevitable in West Palm Beach. But we must demand good urban design in exchange.